Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Production Meetings June

Hello Everyone,
Here are the locations for the June Production meetings. Every Sunday at 6pm
June 3rd - MUSC rm 224
June 10th - MUSC rm 318

June 17th - MUSC rm 318
June 24th - MUSC rm 318

Everyone is welcome to join the meetings.
If there is something you would like to discuss at the production meetings please contact Julie Ella.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Production meetings

Here is the schedule of Production meetings for the month of May all meetings will start at 6pm

Sun May 20th MUSC rm 318
Wed May 23rd MUSC rm 224
Sun May 27th MUSC rm 318

Some of the topic to be talked about this month include: box office set up, fundraising, press relations, publicity, fiances, social event planning, club business... and much more

Come whenever you can,

Thursday, May 03, 2007

General Meeting May 6th

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen of the Summer Drama Festival,

Now that we are in the month of May it's time to get this show rolling. Exams are done (for those of you who had them) and summer is upon us; so lets start having FUN.

I would like to invite you to the Summer Drama Festival general meeting this Sunday May 6th at 4:30pm in room 311 of the Student Centre.
At this meeting the exec will introduce themselves and their roles to everyone and talk about our summer plans for the festival. As you can imagine it takes a lot of preparation, planning and work to get a festival like SDF going so the production exec will be looking to you for help in all aspects of pre-production. I'll be speaking of different ways that you can get involved. But the real reason for this meeting is for all of you to meet and get to know each other. Come find out who's in the casts and production teams. SDF is a group project that really creates great friendships and in my opinion is the best way to spend the summer.

If you know anyone who wants to help bring them along, Everybody is welcome!

I look forward to seeing and meeting you all there,
Julie Ella

PS. we will also be collection the $10 membership fee from all cast and crew so please remeber to bring some cash :)

Monday, March 19, 2007

More Auditions

We have added another date for audition Saturday March 31st. This date will be booked if the weekday audition dates are all full.

For more information on shows, auditions and volunteering visit our up dated website: www.summerdramafestival.com

Book your audition time now!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Auditions comming soon

Auditions for Summer Drama Festival 2007 are scheduled for the end of March.

March 26th, 28th and 29th.

Stay tuned for more information regarding sign ups and sample readings.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Summer 2007 season

We are pleased to announce the 2007 season selection.
Thank you to all who submitted a proposal.

Arsenic & Old Lace
Written by: Joseph Kesselring
To be Directed by: Max Goodis

Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
Written by: Ann-Marie MacDonald
To be Directed by: Hayley Bulmer

Drinking Alone
Written by: Norm Foster
To be Directed by: Bryan Fotheringham

Measure for Measure
Written by: William Shakespeare
To be Directed by: Krystal Berwick

Un-writing: The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
Written by: Daniel Defoe, Adaptation – Molly Flanagan
To be Directed by: Molly Flanagan

Rights pending where applicable

Thursday, January 18, 2007

SDF 2007 starting up

Thank you for your interest in helping out with this year's Summer Drama Festival. No theatrical experience is needed to participate. However if you do have some particular knowledge/talent/experience please let us know. There are many things that can be done. You can audition to be in a show, help out back stage (moving set pieces, running light/sounds/special effects) and there are also many things that aren't associated with the stage (promotions, fund-raising, props/costumes/set design and construction, ticket sales, audience relations, volunteer coordination, social coordination...) We'll be able to find you something to do.
This year the festival will run July 20th to 28th. We are hoping for 4 plays in two separate locations.

At this point in the year we are recruiting for Director proposals until January 24th (directors apply with a play).
Our next step will be to unveil this year’s season (the plays selected) at Clubs fest 3 on February 1st in the MUSC marketplace, you should stop by and say hello.
Then we are pretty quiet until mid-March when we hold auditions.
We'll start having more things to do in late April and then get really busy in July. Weekly meetings start in May.

To be added to our volunteer email list please email mcmaster_sdf@yahoo.ca

Once we get started you'll want to keep an eye on our blog, which we use as a message board. http://www.summerdrama.blogspot.com/ and our website http://www.summerdramafestival.com/

Julie Ella Dubeau
SDF General Manager 2007

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Post Mortem Addendum- IMPORTANT MONEY STUFF!

In order to make life easier on myself and make the budget report at the post mortem actually USEFUL, rather than me just saying "I THINK we have money. Not sure how much," it would be really appreciated if you could get your reciepts to me before the meeting.

"How will we do this?" I hear you asking. Well, I shall tell you.

MONDAY, AUGUST 7, I will be sitting by the fireplace in the student centre from 11 am to 12 noon. TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 I will be sitting by the fireplace in the student centre from 10 am to 2 pm. Bring your receipts to me. This gives me a chance to get everything recorded before the actual meeting, as well as a chance to write your cheques.

I WON'T accept receipts at the actual post mortem, because at that point the books are officially closed.

Just so there's no confusion-

  • Receipts are due August 8 at 2 pm.

  • I will be at the student centre Monday, August 7 from 11-12 and Tuesday, August 8 from 10-2 to receive your receipts. Actual receipts! Not random rememberances or things you've written down.

  • Any receipts received after that, I'm NOT WRITING CHEQUES FOR.

  • I know Julie Ella said otherwise. I don't care.

  • If you have issues with this, e-mail me at rosa.draconum@gmail.com and we can work something out.

Chris McLeod

Final Meeting

Well it's all DONE! Great job everyone.

the one last thing we have to do is evaluate how things went and develop a plan for next year. So we are having a post-mortem

TuesdayAugust 8th
MUSC 220
(we might get a larger room but there will be a sign on the door if that is the case)

To prepare for this and make it for effective, please take a few minutes and think back on the whole SDF process: Steering committee, play proposals, auditions, rehearsals, social nights, tech week, company party, and rap up- and everything in between. While thinking this over write down a few ideas of what went well, what could have been better, and how can we make things better for next year. (writing it down is key- other wise when we walk out of the meeting you'll remember something you meant to say but didn't)

I hate having to say this: Remember that this is not a time to point fingers at people for wrong doings it's a time to reflect and develop. We will only be commenting on Actions not People.

SMs- If you have outstanding receipts that you would like to be reimbursed (they should have been in by now- but) bring them in. Chris and I are trying to close the books for good, we will not accept anymore receipts after the post mortem. If you are bringing some in, giving use warning is good to. Send an email with: Date, Store, Item(s) bought, Price, Show and type of purchase (2GV-props) and who it to be reimbursed. We should only be getting receipts from SMs, if you are not an SM and you have a receipt give it to her (this is because SMs are ultimately responsible for their show budget).

Feel free to comment below or send emails with questions.
A trip to Commons B108 will follow the meeting so we can get everything out (and SMs will give back thier keys)

Monday, July 31, 2006

SDF Clothing Now Available

Hello Everyone

This is a notice to anyone that ordered SDF clothing...the stuff finally in!

To pick up your order, you can go to 52 Sterling sometime this week, and talk to Krystal. If she isn't in at that time, all the clothing will be marked and in a box in the living room. We trust that you will only take the items that you have ordered/paid for.

Thanks in advance,
Krystal and Bryan

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Company Cast party

Hello boys and girls!
Now I know most of us still have shows to go, but I am sure you are all wondering about this Festival party thing! Now I know some casts are having their own little get-togethers, but it is SDF tradition to have one HUGE finale party!
That being said the lovely Kris Finch (Silvia from 2GV) has offered up her house for us to go out with a bang!!
Where: 50 Holmes
When: Saturday, July 29th
starting around 10pm (or after Trainspotting) and going until the sun comes up!
We will set up the place get some munchies and some non-alchy bevies...but I hope you all bring your own goodies for an evening of delight!
So PLEASE pass word along to anyone and everyone involved in the festival (not randoms if possible!) please SMs email your casts, make a facebook group and I will see you ALL there. This party is not optional...it is an absolute must!!!
Any questions/comments suggestions feel free to pester me....OH and if you guys can bring tunes and perhaps a boombox or something fan-dangled like that...SUPER!Thanks guys for a fantastic run and everyone break legs, ribs (2GV), libidos (B&S), fuzzy robes(CIL), necks(MLD) and the addiction(TS) tomorrow at their final runs!
Steph Yantsis

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Arsonists

My brother's new CD The Arsonists, featuring songs from our production of Trainspotting, is now available.

Find out more by visiting his website. Thanks to everyone who have supported him this month!


View Magazine Review

Good Morning Everyone

For anyone who can't wait to find a hard copy of View Magazine, they have posted the reviews for the shows on their website.

Congrats to Everyone

Friday, July 21, 2006

Opening night!

So this is it, ladies and gents. Opening night of the festival. Yay!

I just want everyone to know they've been completely amazing, and that I can't wait to see all the shows. We've all worked hard, and now we get to finally show off. It's going to be SO COOL!

Break a leg, everyone! Just not your own or anyone else in the festival's.

Monday, July 17, 2006

FLYERING - last rounds

Hey Kids

So just in case you can't get enough of helping out with SDF stuff we still need some people to help get out the last rounds of flyers.

Areas that could use some flyering are:

Side Streets off of Emerson as well as off of Whitney (Emerson itself has been done)

MacNab Street (downtown) and side streets off of that.

If you have some time Monday/Tuesday please let us know and we'll get you some flyers to stuff in mailboxes. You can also ask your SMs who can get the flyers in Commons B108.

Otherwise if you'd like to go on a flyer-run with me Tuesday I will wait at the MUSC fireplace at 9:30am (to beat the heat)



ps there are still posters that could be put up around Hamilton, so please get those out as well!!!

pps thanks to those of you who have helped out with all the flyering and postering so far!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Julie Ella's contact info

so I will put a little trust in the internet and give out my contact info because many of you may need it this weekend.
email: julieedubeau AT hotmial (dot) com
cell: 289-439-7987
where I will be for the weekend: Faculty Hollow (if not check Commons B108)

so if you have questions about the stage build (or are in the hollow and can't find anyone) call me because I will only be able to check emails early in the morning and then late at night.

We have power

I know that a few of you were in on the worry about not having power for the stage build this weekend.
we now have power (however limited) from University Hall. We just have to make sure not to flip a breaker that would cost more $$$ then you could imagine.

So now we need tools:

2-drills (plus any cordless)
1-circular saw
extension cords
anything else you have that might be useful

If you have any tools that you will be bringing please comment below and let me know when you bring them. We will store them in Commons B108.
see posts below for details of stage build

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Thrust A Success!

Kait and I would like to say thank you to the volunteers who helped us run the Thrust workshops and public reading this year:


And we'd like to thank the playwrights, who lent us their scripts and opened their writing to the group's discussions:

Brian Morton
Brad Young
Steve & Bryan Fotheringham

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday night as well. We made a modest amount of money for the festival (about $25 net) and hopefully helped some friends develop their scripts further.

To everyone, good luck getting ready for tech week and the shows themselves. Hopefully we'll see some of you out at the stage build this weekend!

Jared & Kait

Audition Notice

I don't endorse these guys or anything, but I get their announcements and thought someone out there might be interested...

blaze entertainment
Project: 70's Party
Company: Talent Group
Producer: Stephen Black
Casting Director: fatima
Date: Friday, August 4, 2006
Audition date: TBA
Rate: TBA

Please send Name, Age & only 1 Head Shot (make sure your headshot is clear and large enough to see) to casting [at] blazeent [dot] com by Friday, July 14, 2006 by 11:00 AM.

This is a 70's party, dancers must have great personalities and able to interact with party goers.

12 x Choreographed Dancers for a John Travolta dance number andwilling to wear 70's style clothing

18 x Go-Go Dancers male or female who are willing to wear 70's style clothing


Come drop by our table in the MUSC tomorrow (Thursday July 13) to help sell some baked goods as well as hand out flyers.

If you can bake some goodies, please please do so and drop them off at the table.

We'll be there 10:30am-4:30pm (or later if people offer!)

Also if you can take some time on your own and commit to flyering a section of streets (just on your own time, no need to meet up)
Then come to the table tomorrow (or email the sdf account for alternate arrangements) and we will give you flyers and assign you to do certain areas.
This will give everyone more flexibility and allow us to cover more ground! So there should be very little excuse not to help...everyone should have an hour to spare sometime to go out on their own or with a friend.